Don’t Let the Unemployment Stats Get You Down!

In bad times as well as good times, people get jobs and yes, they get good ones!  Sure, there maybe more people competing, but if you are persistent and of course, you don’t give up, your time will come.

Here are some success stories I would like to share.   The first one I heard about is truly an amazing tale.  A gentleman, nearly sixty years  old who had held a high level management job for many years with the same company was laid off and was looking for a comparable position plus a salary to match.

Early on, through networking, he had accepted a position overseas, thinking, at his age and the obvious inconveniences of a long distance move, how could he reject this opportunity?  Well, he gave it a try but after six months it just didn’t work out.

Once he returned home, his job search certainly wasn’t a cake walk. He networked and he networked and he networked.  Nothing was happening for months. Finally, a position appeared online that seemed  tailored just for him.  In spite of the fierce competition, he landed the job. How about that?

Another job seeker (another older worker),  who was unemployed and/or doing odd jobs was looking for a project management position at a time when there were lots of those folks on the loose.  Well, a recruiter contacted him with the perfect fit.  He’s now employed with a large stable company in Denver Colorado doing just want he wanted to do. 

Lastly, a younger fellow with a family was recently laid off and besides himself.  He was employed as a corporate recruiter.   Near the end of the year, he was hired for a job that was posted online similar to the job he had recently held. This time,  it was with a company that has one of the best track records of all U.S. employers.  Not bad.

So, keep on trucking.   You never know what’s just around the corner.  Above all, don’t give up.


About suzanne kaller

Business Librarian at Arapahoe Library District in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Engaged in business outreach and general reference serv

Posted on January 29, 2010, in Jobs and Careers and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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